I have installed Force.com IDE (see versions of all components below). If I try to do something simple like increase the length a custom text field, I get

File only saved locally, not to server


Save error: Conflict found while preparing to save 'Account.object' to server. Remote instance has been updated since last save or sync. Use the Synchronize Perspective to resolve the conflict. Account.object /MA Dev/src/objects line 1 Force.com save problem

I refreshed from server and then got this 8 times:

Refresh error: Metadata API received improper input. Please ensure file name and capitalization is correct. Load of metadata from db failed for metadata of type:ConnectedApp and file name:Salesforce_Chatterbox. package.xml /MA Dev/Referenced Packages/Salesforce1 and Chatter Apps line 1 Force.com retrieve problem

Environment is

Spring '16 Dev Org with custom domain

Spring '16 Force.com IDE (36.0.0)

Eclipse Mars.2 (4.5.2)

Java 8 Update 74

Windows 7 64 bit

I have reviewed other threads, I needed to click 'work online' as default was offline, still having above issues.

I can sync the object with server and the changes are propogated but this has to be done every time.

Any ideas?

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    Is this a project that you've had on your machine for a while? Did it go through an upgrade from a v34 or v35 project? Do you have other Force.com projects in eclipse that are working properly? In cases such as this, I would first try to create a new Force.com Project and see if that new project also exhibits the same behavior or works properly. – Mark Pond Mar 10 '16 at 22:21
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    Shortest path can be to create a new project – Amr Ibrahim Mar 10 '16 at 22:33
  • Maybe because your force.com IDE is configured to work offline? – wintermute Jul 13 '17 at 21:14

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